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Poster: Aaron Ximm Date: Aug 8, 2012 2:50pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: bit torrent issue

The usual cause for partial download like this is that the files referenced in the Torrent changed out from under you, and Transmission kept trying to get a changed file, which would fail hash checks and retry... indefinitely.

Can you post the item name? I can take a look and see if the Torrent was remade in a way that would have caused this -- you can also try grabbing the Torrent again and retrying it. If you see a different date/size for the Torrent linked right now, that would confirm the problem.

I put a patch in recently that strikes out the Torrent while the item is being worked on, in case it changes, to try to prevent this, but it can still happen.

-aaron (IA engineer working on BitTorrent)

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Poster: HippieFee Date: Aug 9, 2012 8:25am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: bit torrent issue

Thanks for getting back to me.

I did download the torrent from the Grateful Dead show again but same results. I even downloaded a NRPS show that according to the bit torrent stats had 9 seeds at the time, same results.

I will try deleting all the data and grabbing the GD show again one last time. If this doesn't work I will just grab it via HTTP download.

Here are the files that I grabbed:

Thanks again and I look forward to using bittorrent in the future.

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Poster: Aaron Ximm Date: Aug 9, 2012 12:34pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: bit torrent issue

Hmm, not sure what's going on!

For gd87-04-03.sennme80.clark-miller.24898.sbeok.shnf, I just grabbed the Torrent from the item (there's only ever been one made, so it's not an out-of-date issue...), and successfully d/led with both uTorrent and Transmission, got 100% of it.

I have slightly out-of-date versions of both, Transmission is on 2.51 MacOSX, forget for uTorrent.

We've noticed that Transmission can take a looong time to start up -- I just watched mine take maybe 90 secs plus to get going, maybe even 3 minutes, even when I kicked it to update trackers. But once it got going it was fast, faster than uTorrent I'd say.

I find uTorrent starts up much faster, I suspect it's something about exhausting DHT before trying webseeding or something.

Sorry it's giving you trouble. :/ We'd be interested to hear if you get around the problem what solved it, so we can add that to the FAQ. :/


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Poster: Aaron Ximm Date: Aug 9, 2012 12:45pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: bit torrent issue

PS Lovin the China Cat in this show!